Hrvoje Fabek, Senior Research Associate

Nutritional Sciences
University of Toronto

Nourishing Careers: Perspectives from Nutrition Trailblazers Trainee Career Panel

The field of nutrition houses an intricate web of possibilities. As trainees, no doubt you are in the midst of major decisions about which pathway(s) you find yourself choosing as you transition into your career, including how your interests, skills, and aspirations align. This dynamic career panel represents a snapshot of the range of possibilities that those with an interest in nutrition may follow. This session will offer optimal opportunities to engage with this panel, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into the wonderful possibilities that await you post-graduation. Following the panel discussion, we hope you will join us for a trainee networking event that will transition into the CNS 2024 Conference opening reception. Don't miss this chance to connect, learn, and set the stage for your future success. This event is supported by the CIHR INMD Training and Community Support Grant.

Speaker/Chair Bio:

Dr. Hrvoje Fabek is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto and is the Scientific Advisor and Program Manager of the NSERC Program in Food Safety, Nutrition and Regulatory Affairs. Dr. Fabek earned his MSc in 2011 and PhD in 2015 at the University of Guelph in the Department of Food Science, Ontario Agricultural College. His research focus is on understanding the relationship between food structure and physiological functionality. He has carried out work using simulated digestion models to understand the role of dietary fibres and glycemic reductions and is currently managing human nutrition intervention trials in Dr. Harvey Anderson’s lab focused on exploring the functionality of different functional foods, including dairy, pulses, potatoes and novel ingredients such as proteins extracted from an array of Canadian crops. Dr. Fabek's research also focuses on examining food consumption trends in Canada and their relationship with diet quality.